Last year, I wrote a few posts about things I love (you can read them here and here). They were great fun to write and a lovely focus of the things that bring happiness to my life. So I thought I would spend a few moments reflecting on what new things I love.
5 minute journal
On a whim, I downloaded the five minute journal to my phone a few weeks ago and I love it! So much so that I bought the paper version for my sister for Christmas.
It’s a really lovely way to start and end the day and involves prompts for reflection about what is going to be great about the day, what I’ll do to ensure it’s extra good and then, in the evening, to reflect on what I’m thankful for as well as what could have been done better.
I love the daily quotes which always give me something to think about and the weekly challenges (such as ‘take a walk with a friend’). This app has brought gratitude and goodness into my life on days where I’ve tumbled out of bed on the wrong side and have the potential of spending the whole day as a grumpasaurus.
A fair few blog posts on Courage Truth Love have been prompted by articles I’ve read on the Pool, a current affairs/topical news site for women. Every morning I receive an e-mail from them and it’s the one I can be sure I’ll take the time to skim through and read. Their articles make me think, laugh out loud and helped me to find Christmas presents that have done a bit of good for the world.
I love a bit of de-cluttering. There’s nothing I enjoy more than going through my house and finding things I can donate to a charity shop or clear up/throw away. I love feeling like my life is light and I’m not burdened down with material things. This year I’ve rid myself of my DVD collection that I hadn’t touched in years, streamlined my book collection to those I’d be sad to not have anymore and in 2018 am planning to do project 333, a challenge of wearing only 33 items of clothes for 3 months. If you’re interested, you can read more about it here.
Today is my sister’s birthday – happy birthday Chlo! And she is definitely someone I love and am thankful for on a daily basis. From showing me YouTube videos that make me cry with laughter (see the one below, you’ll thank me – or you’ll thank Chloe) to the honesty and openness she approaches life with. She brings so much goodness to my life and I’m especially grateful for her on her birthday.
I could write so many more things I love, but instead I’m going to enjoy time with family. I hope this post gives you some things to look into, ponder or simply gives you an interesting glimpse into my life.